The ESL One Series has added another non-endemic sponsor. DHL, the German logistics company, was recently announced as the official shipping and logistics partner for the ESL One tournament series. As part of the deal, DHL will handle all event logistics for the ESL One series in Dota 2 and CS:GO, transporting stage equipment to […]
“I think League of Legends, as an example, is more of a sport than golf,” said Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and the NBA 2K League team Mavs Gaming. “If you play League of Legends, it takes hand-eye coordination, it takes focus, it takes the ability to process information as quickly, if […]
Last year, the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) – World Championship, held in Katowice, Poland, was attended by 173,000 fans. That’s up from the 113,000 that attended the year before. (It also became the most streamed esports event in history with 46 million unique viewers.) This year’s event drew 169,000 attendees.
In 2016, the video game industry contributed to the direct employment of 65,678 Americans and added $11.7 billion in value to U.S. GDP.
Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and the NBA 2K League team Mavs Gaming, recently participated in a debate whether university esports programs should be housed in the athletics program. After the discussion, Cuban was interviewed by the Dallas Business Journal, where he stated his belief that, besides Silicon Valley, North Texas is […]
Fighters – of the gaming variety – across the county, get ready. Red Bull Esports is rolling out a new tournament that’s coming to cities across the United States. Featuring not just one, but three major fighting titles – Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 – the Red […]
At the start of this decade the idea of school-sponsored esports was limited from intramural clubs on college campuses to nonexistent. But that is rapidly changing. In 2014, Robert Morris University announced it was creating a varsity esports program – a scene that is ballooning to over 50 college and university programs, overseen by a […]
Investors have flooded the esports market in the first quarter of 2018, making it the biggest quarter in the industry’s history. In total, almost $2 billion in disclosed investment funding flowed into esports related companies. That’s according to results published in Esports Observer’s Q1 2018 Esports Business Digest.
Babe Ruth was overweight, smoked cigars in the dugout, and frequently showed up to games hungover on little or no sleep. Mickey Mantle would start everyday with “a big glass filled with a shot or more of brandy, some Kahlua, and cream.” Time has moved on, and how these legends of yesteryear would fair under […]
Esports tournaments keep increasing in grandeur. In October 1972, the first video game competition was held in a classroom at Stanford University. It consisted of 24 students playing a game called “SPACEWAR” for a chance to win a year’s subscription to Rolling Stone magazine.